Spot of tennis anyone?

With the Australian Open dominating headlines it is worth remembering that the State Library of Queensland's collection of tennis material is particularly rich. This is not surprising considering the number of champions the state has produced including Edgar Moon, Margaret Molesworth, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Neale Fraser, Mal Anderson, Pat Cash, and Pat Rafter.

  

The collection includes ephemera such as rare souvenir programs and tickets, as well as newspaper clippings, books, and photographs. The microfilmed sporting pages of newspapers from around the state are available on level 3 of the State Library. These pages include tennis results from local outback clubs to world championship competitions played out in Brisbane. 

   

Type tennis into our One Search catalogue, limiting the search to images, and you'll bring up hundreds of photos that bring back to life the glory days of Queensland tennis and the Milton Tennis Centre.

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